When the Russian Revolution resulted in the handsome Prince Felix Youssoupoff and his dazzling princess-bride, Irina Youssoupoff (nee Romanova) – niece of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II – heading into exile in Paris, the pair went native…way native & established a fashion label! Adjoining the first syllables of their first names, IRFE was founded in 1924 and garnered a following of fellow jetsetters in Europe and the US and their sleek designs – a signature of high fashion in the 1920s & 30s – were featured in Vogue. Unfortunately, the economic woes of 1929 led to the house being shuttered.
Fast forward eight decades.
The label – still Paris-based & staffed – has been recently revived and creative director Olga Sorokina (left) has been working it on the red carpet at events like Cannes and the Vanity Fair & Gucci parties, the Chopard Mystère party & amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS After Party.
Happy Friday! Why not kick-start the weekend with some juicy fashion goss? You know you want to…
You have seen the print ad now Zooey Deschanel’s brand new television commercial has landed. Here is your first look at her TV ad for Pantene’s Beautiful Lengths range of shampoos and conditioners, watch below. [Pantene North America Facebook Page]
First he was rumoured to be dating Made in Chelsea‘s Caggie Dunlop. Now Harry Styles is said to be dating Burberry model, Cara Delevingne. The pair were seen leaving the Olympic VIP club at Omega House in London together and now the rumours are flying. That One Direction kid certainly has got some moves. [Modelinia]
Robbie Williams’ new menswear line, Farrell, is soon to be stocked at Selfridges. The line, which includes military-inspired cardigans, jackets and jumpers will form part of the department store’s contemporary menswear business. ”Farrell has a very clear brand ethos in its focus on a heritage look, which is executed well,” said Reece Crisp, Selfridges’ menswear buyer. [Contact Music]
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They’re absolutely gorgeous, have enviable wardrobes full of the latest trends, count designers as their BFFs, and jetset all around the world. It’s undeniable that models and supermodels lead glamorous and magical lives, but which of these leggy ladies are the most successful? Years ago, the term supermodel was reserved for the top of the top, the most exclusive and in demand models working in the business. They were so famous, one name would suffice: Cindy, Linda, Kate, Twiggy. But now, the word has become slighted, so where’s the ranking? With talent and accomplishment comes a certain amount of monetary success, but dollar bills don’t always directly translate to popularity.
In today’s world, the Internet is an increasingly important ranking tool, with sites like Klout taking into account social media footprints. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Earning Supermodels, marking their digital popularity by PeekYou as opposed to bank accounts!
1. Kate Moss: $ 9.2 million
Fashion week is fast approaching, and you’re panicking because you don’t have the fashion job or internship you’ve been dreaming of just yet. Well great news, friends: our careers page is bursting with opportunities for you to get your foot in the door!
Silent Models is seeking New York based interns specifically for NYFW, as well as fall interns. You could apply for a retail job with one of New York’s coolest boutiques, Steven Alan. Or you could work for CA Creative, the editorial and social media agency, as an intern.
This is just a small sampling of all the job opportunities we have available, so head over to our careers page to check out the rest!
I know, you’re used to hearing it from Marvin Gaye or Creedence Clearwater Revival… But no, this time, we’re going with those who released it before Marvin. Gladys Knight & The Pips I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Because Gladys is such an inspiring, beautiful woman and this is such an upbeat song, it makes me think of dancing. All night & day long! I hope you had a great week and that the weekend is going to be amazing! Have fun and keep true to your heart!
It’s summer and that means on Fridays everyone should be sneaking out of work a little bit early to go on a weekend jaunt or grab a drink on a sunny rooftop. The fashion industry, which works really hard, also knows how to cut loose and play hard. In our new weekly column, called Summer Fridays, we catch up with industry insiders to find out what they do, where they go, and what they bring with them when they escape the daily grind. We’ve vacayed with stylist Johnny Wujek and hit the road with Timo Weiland. This week, we’re catching up with designer Barbara Bui. Bon voyage!
Barbara Bui took the fashion world by storm in 1987, introducing her rock and roll aesthetic to the Parisian market. Known for her luxe, high-fashion eye and uncompromising penchant for all things cool, young, and downtown the French designer has since built an empire around the world starting with her first boutique in New York’s own SoHo in 2001. Today, celebs from Kristen Stewart, Jessica Biel, to Ciara have embraced the Barbara Bui brand as part of their red carpet look–especially those snakeskin heels.
When not busy working on her next collection, Bui is off diving, rafting, and exploring exotic locales throughout the world. Rock and roll style, of course. Read more…
She’s gone from playing “Video Games” on the runways of fashion’s heavy hitters to attending some of the industry’s most prestigious events, and Lana Del Rey is showing no signs of slowing down! One of music’s biggest sensations was recently selected to be the face of H&M for Fall 2012, whose full campaign was released yesterday with a later Winter 2012-2013 promotion set soon. In the print advertisements shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, the singer wears some of the retailer’s coziest clothes for the season, including a plush pink angora sweater, tough tweed biker jacket, and a snug tweed dress with faux leather trimming. Be on the lookout as Del Rey will also be featured in a music video for the Bobby Vinton classic, “Blue Velvet” that will debut in mid-September with edited versions used as the store’s TV commercials.
The music video will premiere September 19th on HM.com with the print ads appearing in October issues of our favorite fashion magazines nationwide.
Leather skirts get a bad rap. The instant image that most people conjur up is a super-short, tiny scrap of leather teamed with an equally skimpy top and hooker heels. Or the over-the-top stage outfits of stars like Demi Lovato (left) whose double leather look works well on stage but may be too much for a day in the office.
But team a full leather skirt with simple pieces (a white shirt looks amazing tucked into a leather skater skirt) or opt for a longer length like Salvatore Ferragamo (above) or McQ, and you can actually end up with quite a grown-up, sophisticated look. This is a key trend for Autumn / Winter and the high street is full of great real and faux leather options. Here are six of our favourites…